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Information Systems Technology

Associate in Applied Science degrees provide two years of instruction to develop knowledge and skills leading to employment of career advancement in specialized fields. These degrees are not intended as transfer programs.

AWARD:  Associate in Applied Science

LENGTH:   4 Semesters

PURPOSE:
Individuals who are seeking their first employment or those who wish to qualify for promotion in a present position or to another field, including self-employment, may benefit from this program. Students will learn to use a wide array of business-oriented computer software and choose specific courses to meet career goals. The program provides a base of general skills in information systems and gives the individual the option to specialize in a particular area or complete the degree with a more generalist tract. The program provides base skills in software applications, basic PC troubleshooting and repair, networking terminology, programming concepts, and Internet resources. Upon completion of the program, the student will be prepared for immediate employment.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
Completion of this program may lead to employment or career advancement in any of a wide variety of positions such as PC support technician, software specialist, helpdesk technician, or PC advisor. Primary tasks and functions graduates will be able to perform include management of tasks, software operations, and basic problem solving.

POTENTIAL CERTIFICATION:
A student may elect to take a certification exam. The examinations generally require a testing fee paid by the student. After completion of this program, a student will be academically prepared to take the following examinations:
* Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) - Access, Excel
*CompTIA - A+, Network+
*Certiport, Inc., - IC3

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the college. Students with deficiencies in English or mathematics must complete appropriate developmental studies courses. Students with deficiencies in computer skills or keyboarding will complete additional coursework.

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:

Students must successfully complete all of the general education and program requirements listed below to be awarded this degree.

 


GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (20 CREDITS):
ENG 111 College Composition I (3)
ENG 112 College Composition II (3)
MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I (3)
   [or MTH 163 Precalculus I (3)]
Science Elective [BIO, CHM, ENV, GOL, NAS, PHY] (3)
CST 110 Introduction to Communication (3)
Social Science Elective [HIS, SOC, PSY, PLS, ECO, GEO] (3)
Wellness  Health, P.E., or recreation courses which promote physical and emotional well-being (2)
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (49 CREDITS):
CSC 110 Introduction to Computing (3)
ITD 110 Web Page Design I (3)
ITD 112 Designing Web Page Graphics (3)
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts (4)
ITE 130 Introduction to Internet Services (3)
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software (3)
ITE 150 Desktop Database Software (3)
ITE 170 Multimedia Software (3)
ITE 290 Coordinated Internship (3)
[or ITE 297 Cooperative Education (3)]
ITE 299 Supervised Study in IST (1)
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts (3)
ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems (3)
ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware & Troubleshooting (3)
ITP 110 Visual Basic Programming I (3)
ITP 160 Introduction to Game Design and Development (3)
MKT 260 Customer Service Management (3)
SDV 101 Orientation to Information Systems (1)
SDV 108  College Survival Skills (1)

Minimum required for degree:  69 Credits


SAMPLE SCHEDULE:


FIRST YEAR
Fall Semester:
CSC 110 Introduction to Computing (3)
ENG 111 College Composition I (3)
Science Elective (3)
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts (4)
MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I [or MTH 163] (3)
SDV 101 Orientation to Information Systems (1)
SDV 108  College Survival Skills (1)  
   Total Credit Hours: 18

Spring Semester:
ENG 112 College Composition II (3)
ITE 130 Introduction to Internet Services  (3)
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software (3)
ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems (3)
ITE 170 Multimedia Software (3)
CST 110 Introduction to Communication (3)
   Total Creidt Hours: 18

SECOND YEAR
Fall Semester:
ITD 110 Web Page Design I (3)
ITE 150 Desktop Database Software  (3)
ITN 101 Introduction to Network Concepts  (3)
MKT 260 Customer Service Management (3)
Social Science Elective (3)
Wellness Elective (2)
   Total Credit Hours: 17

Spring Semester:
ITD 112 Designing Web Page Graphics (3)
ITE 290 Coordinated Internship [or ITE 197] (2)
ITE 299 Supervised Study in IST (3)
ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware & Troubleshooting (3)
ITP 110 Visual Basic Programming I (3)
ITP 160 Introduction to Game Design & Development (3)
   Total Credit Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours:  69


DISTANCE LEARNING:
This program is available entirely through Distance Learning courses as well as classroom-based courses.